[NPC] Cindy Donovinh
- Posted: Wed, 04 Aug 2010 22:21:51 +0000
In Depth: Spring Cleaning Roundup!
- Our first "Spring Cleaning" fixathon-- yeah, whoops, it's summer-- has been a huge success! Of course, we owe a bunch of that success to you; a while back, we put out a call for Gaians to post their most-wanted bug fixes and feature improvements, and we mostly ceased all our non-essential programming activities for a little while to buckle down and plow through as many suggestions as possible. Thanks to the tireless dedication of our developers and the enthusiasm of the community, we made some great progress.
For those who haven't had a chance to catch up, here are just a few of the things that we've improved:
- Signature length was changed by your request. Instead of giving you 256 characters of URLs and 256 characters of text, we're just going to open it up to 512 characters of text.
Unfriending was fixed, meaning that if you unfriend a person, you will be taken off their list as well. Along with this fix, we fixed some exploits in the invite friend feature, and also added proper checking of ignore lists in aquarium and My Gaia.
Selling and discarding of multiples is live. You should be able to trash multiple items, and we'll be pushing out a change later this week that allows you to sell back multiple items, as well.
New preview options in marketplace will be going out this week. The thread has screenshots of what the feature may look like -- basically, you'll be given tons more options in preview in order to make your shopping / marketplace experience more enjoyable.
Inventory Search is now live in Labs. This feature will allow you to easily find stuff in your ever-increasing inventory.
Guild Homepage revamp should go live soon. The thread has screenshots of what it will look like, and we are also adding some much-requested features (such as the ability to remove users from a guild).
Sparklies are now disabled completely by account settings, and some of the positioning issues are fixed -- there are still some pending bug fixes for positioning under some browsers that will be patched out later.
Hiding soulbound items when selling on MP is now live -- there is a checkbox that you can click that automatically hides everything that is soulbound.
Reporting of profile comments is now live on the site. This should make it much easier for you to report problematic comments to moderators.
Canceling of listings with no bids outside of the time limit is also live.
The Trade process is undergoing a massive revamp -- take a peek at the thread if you're interested in what it might look like. This will take us a while, so it's going past the two weeks of Spring Cleaning.
Beyond that, there were tons of bug fixes, performance tweaks, interface updates and other great stuff. You can see a partial list of stuff we've been up to in this thread. Thanks to all the thoughtful Gaians who posted suggestions and feedback!